Patriot2007

Patriot, 2007
video, 18 min.

The video documents an intervention in public space. Naprushkina buys a portrait of President Alexander Lukashenko in a bookshop in Minsk. Following that Naprushkina crosses Minsk with the president’s portrait and strolls through the biggest streets and over the most important squares of the city; the walk lasts from morning into evening. Back at home the portrait is attached to the wall. The national anthem is played, Naprushkina is standing at attention. The action could be seen as a  response to the article 368, part 2 of the Criminal Code (insult to the President of the Republic of Belarus).

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Patriot, 2008
250 x 356cm
Installation view “Where the east ends”
Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden

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